BELGRADE – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia has sent a protest note to the Croatian embassy in Belgrade over the burning of the Serbian national flag during Friday’s commemorations of Croatia’s 1995 military and police operation “Storm” in Knin.

The ministry said it considered the act of vandalism an undignified and non-civilisational gesture that warranted condemnation in the strongest terms and punishment for the perpetrators.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expects the relevant authorities of the Republic of Croatia to take all required legal measures and identify and punish the perpetrators,” an official statement said.